N7 Initiative

In the wake of the Abraham Accords signed in September 2020, the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Programs, in partnership with the Jeffrey M. Talpins Foundation, launched the N7 Initiative to help accelerate and strengthen normalization between Israel and Arab and Muslim countries, and to drive bipartisan support in the US for normalization.


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New Atlanticist

May 23, 2024

General CQ Brown, Jr., on the US role in Gaza, Ukraine, and other crises around the world

By Katherine Walla

It’s time to plan for the long term in the Middle East, the general said at an Atlantic Council event.

Conflict Crisis Management


May 21, 2024

A Rafah invasion might kill peace between Israel and Egypt

By Shahira Amin

Egypt’s intention to pull out of hostage deal mediation efforts and the continued closure of the Rafah border crossing are alarm bells for Israel.

Conflict Israel

New Atlanticist

May 20, 2024

Experts react: The ICC prosecutor wants Netanyahu and Hamas leaders arrested for war crimes. What’s next?

By Atlantic Council experts

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim A.A. Khan just applied for arrest warrants for Hamas chief Yahya Sinwar and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, among others.

Israel Politics & Diplomacy

New Atlanticist

May 7, 2024

The drones are small—the arms race may not be. Here’s how the US can win.

By Matthew Rose, Kathryn Levantovscaia

With rapid advances in drone technology, the United States needs to develop an updated, comprehensive counter-drone strategy.

Defense Industry Defense Policy

New Atlanticist

May 6, 2024

Seven questions (and answers) if the ICC issues arrest warrants for Israeli officials

By Mark Klamberg

Israel’s government has voiced its concern in recent days that the International Criminal Court will soon issue arrest warrants for Israeli officials in connection with the war in Gaza.

Conflict Israel

New Atlanticist

Apr 25, 2024

Why Taiwan stands with Israel

By Tuvia Gering

In many ways, Taiwan sees a reflection of itself in Israel—two vibrant democracies facing threats from hostile neighbors.

China Conflict


Apr 23, 2024

This round of Iran-Israel escalation is over, but the next could be just around the corner

By Raz Zimmt

The continuous campaign between Iran and Israel is unlikely to end, and the precedent set by their direct military engagement has become another option on the confrontation table.

Conflict Iran


Apr 19, 2024

Iran once had air inferiority. After its attack on Israel, it flies high.

By Borzou Daragahi

While much of the discussion of the Iran-Israel conflict has been focused on proxy ground attacks, clandestine operations, and cyberwarfare, April 14 marks a new and dangerous escalation in the skies. 

Conflict Defense Policy

New Atlanticist

Apr 19, 2024

Experts react: Israel just conducted a limited strike in Iran. Is this the end of the tit for tat?

By Atlantic Council experts

The strike early Friday near the Isfahan air base and nuclear site is an apparent retaliation against Iran’s attack on Israel on April 13.

Conflict Iran

Experts react

Apr 18, 2024

Your primer on the US House security bills for Ukraine, Israel, the Indo-Pacific, and more

By Atlantic Council experts

Our experts share their insights on what’s in the pending legislation and why it matters for US national security.

Conflict Crisis Management

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